[Vwdiesel] Strut Bearing R&T, the saga continues

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 28 11:31:40 EDT 2007

> Second, if the strut is uninstalled, should there be
> any wiggle ability in the bearing?  Like if I grab the
> two studs that bolt to the fender should it wiggle?
> The reason I ask about that is that it did once I got
> it all put together.  The thing that makes me wonder
> is that I have a whole strut assy sitting outside that
> I took off the car because of a bad shock.  It didn't
> drive side to side before, but the bearing does have
> some wiggle.
> Thanks,
> David

David, the movement is normal. Once it is installed, that is very neglible. 
That movement allows for the angle of the strut, and the corresponding 
movement throughout the suspension range.

As for the pulling, has the car been aligned? If so, when and how?

Tony Hoffman 

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